Storing Pharmaceuticals – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Mon, 02 Jul 2018 05:17:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 What Storage Conditions Are Required For Pharmaceuticals? https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storing-pharmaceuticals/storage-conditions-required-pharmaceuticals/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storing-pharmaceuticals/storage-conditions-required-pharmaceuticals/#respond Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:00:15 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186411 Whether you sell pharmaceuticals, or simply have extra supplies around your home you would like to have stored away for a rainy day, knowing how to properly store pharmaceuticals makes all the difference in the world. Many people keep pharmaceuticals in their medicine cabinet, or behind their mirror in the bathroom, and that’s fine for
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Whether you sell pharmaceuticals, or simply have extra supplies around your home you would like to have stored away for a rainy day, knowing how to properly store pharmaceuticals makes all the difference in the world. Many people keep pharmaceuticals in their medicine cabinet, or behind their mirror in the bathroom, and that’s fine for normal household use. If you are planning on storing pharmaceuticals (whether it’s a small amount, or a large one) for a long period of time, below are some pharmaceutical storage tips to keep in mind.

Climate Controlled Storage

When you are storing something that is temperature sensitive, such as pharmaceuticals, it is important that you invest in a storage space that has climate control. Pharmaceuticals should always be protected from extreme heat and cold, and keeping your storage space between 50 and 80 F is the bare minimum you should do to ensure things are being stored safely and correctly.

Security

Most self storage facilities have security measures in place (some more robust than others) to ensure that their clients’ goods are always well looked after and protected from thieves. If you are storing a large amount of pharmaceuticals, security should be a top priority. Many types of pharmaceuticals are sought after by thieves for sale on the black market. Try not to advertise the fact that you are storing pharmaceuticals, perhaps by using nondescript boxes, and make sure that you have security measures in place.

Label

If you are storing things like pills and medicines that you are eventually going to be using yourself, or giving to your family, you want to be sure that you know what you are taking and giving. This is all the more true if you are buying generic pharmaceuticals online that don’t come with distinctive packaging or labels.

Don’t Store Them on the Bottom

In addition to climate controlled storage to make sure your pharmaceuticals are being stored at the proper temperature, you also want to be sure that their integrity or usefulness is not compromised because they are crushed. If you are storing pharmaceuticals in a flimsy box, and you have a bunch of heavy boxes resting on top of it (potentially crushing and damaging them), you might find the chemical compounds have lost some of their efficacy when you go to use a particular pharmaceutical.

It is always a good idea to stock up on things like pharmaceuticals and to keep important things on hand just in case of emergency, but delicate chemical compounds have delicate storage needs. Keep the above considerations in mind when storing pharmaceuticals, and make sure you are keeping important medicines and other pharmacological drugs safe and sound.

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4 Tips For Storing Pharmaceuticals https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storing-pharmaceuticals/4-tips-storing-pharmaceuticals/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/storing-pharmaceuticals/4-tips-storing-pharmaceuticals/#respond Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:00:12 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186349 Most of us have a number of pharmaceuticals lying around our home, whether for past or present health concerns, or simply as precautions or preventative measures. Most people have a dedicated medicine cabinet in their home, or a special area where they tend to keep their pharmaceuticals. They can start to pile up after a
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Most of us have a number of pharmaceuticals lying around our home, whether for past or present health concerns, or simply as precautions or preventative measures. Most people have a dedicated medicine cabinet in their home, or a special area where they tend to keep their pharmaceuticals. They can start to pile up after a while, especially if you are buying things to deal with colds, flus, and other common ailments, and don’t end up using everything in the package. Below are four tips for storing pharmaceuticals.

Climate Controlled Storage

If you are planning on putting your old, or unused (but still good) pharmaceuticals into a self storage unit, a unit with climate control really is a must. Most pharmaceutical products come with temperature requirements for safe storage, and having a self storage unit with the ability to control the temperature and humidity will ensure your pharmaceuticals remain in good condition for as long as possible.

Drive Up Storage

If you have boxes of pharmaceuticals lying around your home and are planning on putting them into a self storage unit, a drive up storage unit will make life a lot easier. Getting boxes in and out of storage can be a major hassle, and the ability to drive a vehicle right up to the entrance of a unit makes moving things so much easier. Drive up storage is the most hassle-free way to store anything, especially bulky items, as it minimizes the distance you have to carry things when bringing them into and removing them from storage.

Properly Labelled

There are some extra precautions that you should take when packing and unpacking pharmaceuticals, given their sensitivity to damage and temperature, as well as their price tag. If you are placing pharmaceuticals into a drive up storage unit and aren’t planning on accessing them until some later date, having the boxes labelled so you know to be extra cautious could save you a headache in the future.

Well Sealed

Before putting your pharmaceuticals into storage (whether in your home, or off site in a storage facility) it is a good idea to make sure that all bottles and packages are properly sealed. Most pharmaceuticals instruct you to keep the containers air-tight at all times, to make sure the chemical compounds remain effective and active.

Storing pharmaceuticals, whether in your home, or in a self storage unit, requires that you pay attention to their specific climate and handling needs. Keep the above pharmaceutical storage tips in mind and ensure that your stored pharmaceuticals remain effective and safe whether you have them close at hand, or at a storage facility close by.

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